While I do not particularly like the witches, ghosts, and goblins of Halloween, I do like the idea of celebrating Harvest, and being thankful for all the bounty the Lord has given us. When our kids were little, our church had a "harvest celebration" as an alternative to Halloween. There were no scary costumes, there were cake walks, fishing booths, mazes, and all kinds of carnival type activities. The kids loved it. Luke and Jordan's church does a similar fair. So here are a few glimpses of their activities.
|Tate and Luke|
|Sawyer must be Tigger!|
With Mark and Amber, Amber usually hosts a pumpkin carving party and they dress up, but this year there was no pumpkin carving since they are in a new place. Mark had her get rid of their costumes when they moved, so Amber had to buy new costumes this year. I like her choice...they are heroes this year: a fireman, his lady, and the faithful dog...
|Mark, Amber, and Oliver|
|Maggie checks things out...|
|Hmmm. What's on the inside? Maybe a good place to hide.|
|Master at work...|
|Hard at work...|
|Piercing my design...|
|All the pumpkins carved by everyone at the party.|
|Lighting the pumpkins|
|Some of the designs were very intricate. I think they all turned out really cool.|
|up close of my pumpkin|
|up close of Warren's|